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David Sanborn

to be at Jazz Alley in mid-September

SEATTLE - Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle will be the setting for a six-night performance by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist David Sanborn.

Touring in support of his latest release, "Closer," Sanborn will take the Jazz Alley stage nightly from Sept. 13 through Sept. 18. Set times will be at 7:30 p.m. on the first two nights, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. the final night.

A veteran alto sax master and multi-Grammy Award winner, Sanborn has played a crucial role in establishing the sound of contemporary jazz and instrumental pop. His fans insist he has consistently embodied

the dual ideals of virtuosity and versatility, revealing a one-of-a-kind talent.

Sanborn began his illustrious career as a session musician in the mid-1960s. He first impacted the pop music scene working with superstars such as David Bowie, Stevie Wonder and the Brecker Brothers. Sanborn's music career has seen him sell close to seven million albums worldwide, with one platinum disc and six gold albums under his belt.

Reservations to sit in on one of Sanborn's performances can be made by telephoning Dimitriou's Jazz Alley at (206) 441-9729.

Experience

not necessary

for ‘Honk’ auditions Sept. 3

A total of 14 children's roles and 14 adult roles will be up for grabs at the Saturday, Sept. 3, Valley Theater Company auditions for the fall musical, "Honk."

Eight children, ages 6 to 12, are needed to play ducklings and froglets. The auditions for these eight roles will begin promptly at 10 a.m. that Saturday at the Sunnyside High School auditorium. The doors to the auditorium will be opened 15 minutes prior to the starting audition time. A Valley Theater Company spokesman said late-comers will not be allowed to audition. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No preparation is required.

From 1 to 3:30 p.m. auditions will be held for the four teenage roles, as well as for the 14 adult roles. Each person who wants to audition is asked to be prepared to sing a 60-second selection from any musical number, as well as to dance and read. Those under the age of 18 taking part in the afternoon auditions will be required to obtain a parent's signature if they are chosen to appear on-stage in the fall musical.

The Valley Theater Company will stage the musical throughout the month of November.

‘Heat You Can Eat’ returns to Pasco

in mid-September

PASCO - The Pasco Downtown Development Association will present its 21st annual fiery foods festival, "Heat You Can Eat," the weekend of Sept. 10-11.

From spicy to good old festival fare, the downtown Pasco social event will have something for everyone: specialty foods, arts and crafts, a kids zone, a farmers market and free entertainment.

Those who have attended before are being reminded to not forget the sweet and savory salsa contest, a perennial favorite, as locals fight for festival goers' votes to be named as the best hottest of the hot or best sweet and savory salsa.

For those in the mood to cool down and enjoy some great sounds, the festival will again feature a beer garden, where the specialty is regional microbrews, wines and tasty margaritas.

Festival hours on Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the beer garden open from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, the festival will open at noon and end at 5 p.m., with the beer garden open all day.

Two new events to this year's "Heat You Can Eat" include an historical re-enactment and a kids parade on Sunday.

Additional festival information can be found on-line at: www.PascoDowntown.org.

Knot Hole Gallery to show original Thomas Kinkade ‘Mountain Retreat’

Sunnyside's Knot Hole Gallery will present to the public Thomas Kinkade's original canvas, "Mountain Retreat," throughout the weekend of Sept. 9-11.

At the three-day event collectors will be able to view the original oil painting by Kinkade, who has come to be known as the "Painter of Light." At the present time, the "Originals on Tour" events provide the only opportunity to see a Kinkade original.

The original of "Mountain Retreat" has been loaned to the Sunnyside gallery for the three-day showing "...in order to share Thom's message of peace, love, hope and joy with those who he is unable to personally meet," said Knot Hole Gallery owners Ellen and Lloyd Phinney.

The Phinneys said seeing one of Kinkade's paintings in its original form is something that no Kinkade collector should miss.

"This is a rare opportunity to see first-hand every minute detail that makes up this stunning piece of art," continued the gallery owners. "When looking at an original Thomas Kinkade canvas, you can see why he is known as the Painter of Light."

The Sunnyside gallery specializes in carrying the artwork of Kinkade. It offers limited edition canvases and a large selection of gifts and collectible items adorned with the artwork of Kinkade.

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